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Roughly 1 meter (3.3 feet) high
|Behind the Scenes|
The bladder lantern (Na'vi name: tmi nat'sey meaning "food here") is a light source used by the Na'vi. While the Na'vi have excellent night vision, augmented by the natural bioluminescence of the plants and animals of Pandora, they enjoy the calming glow that the lanterns give off.
These lanterns are used as light source in Na'vi villages, or wherever light is needed.
Materials and ConstructionEdit
Lantern consists of the stomach (or thin-skinned internal organs) of various animals, dried and sewn with twine and leather. The organ's interior is coated with nectar to attract an indigenous glowing insect similar to a Terran firefly, the Glow worm. Those insects, in turn, attract more of their kind, perpetuating and increasing the lantern's glow.
Though the Na'vi have naturally excellent night vision, they enjoy the calming glow provided by these lanterns inside Hometree.
- James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide pg 35
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game - Ingame Pandorapedia